Monday, August 6, 2012

Mars Rover: News for Kids!

Big News for Monday Morning!

I was up far too late last night eagerly sifting through the prolific Tweets of my friend, Amanda, a sixth grade teacher, who was fortunate enough to be at the NASA social for the Curiosity Mars rover landing at JPL in Pasadena.  As if being there for this historical moment wasn't good enough, she was able to connect with some truly amazing people...

My two children, Riley and Jacob, were quite curious and had many questions about space exploration and what was happening.  I shared the 7 Minutes of Terror video with them:

Followed by the"Call Me Maybe" Mashup:

Amanda even shared a set of Bingo cards you could use with your class:

click the BINGO image to access the freebie

Mars Education Program put together a free 131 page activity book:

click the image to access the freebie

{click here for the JPL Mars for Educators site}

Here are a few more sites to satisfy your space curiosity:

{click here to make your own kid's crafty Mars rover}


{click here to visit Amanda's site to read about her NASA Social adventure}


{click here to follow my Science board on Pinterest}


  1. Hey Erin -

    My husband works at JSC-NASA in Houston if you ever want to Skype chat with your class or your own kids. He's kind of a Mars expert.

    Or come tour NASA when you're in town next summer.

    Great post - thanks for all of the links!

    The Corner On Character

  2. Barbara,

    Ummmm... YES! How cool!!

    Oh my gosh - that is awesome.

    I'll be in touch for sure.



  3. Love the resources! My mom's good friend's husband works for NASA. He was the flight director for the first shuttle mission after the Columbia disaster. Consequently, I was in school in East Texas and heard the boom when that happened. I didn't see any pieces but they weren't far from campus either. Interesting times. Anyways...I'll so be pinning this to remember when space things come up! Thanks!

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